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    Hanging Mountain Bike

    Hopefully not too off topic, but maybe will have some relation to the heat effects of AZ.

    Working on making room in my garage. Along that line, one of the best things I could do would be to get the bikes off the floor where they're taking up a lot of real estate. My question is this... is it bad for the shocks to be hanging upside down or are you basically okay, if they're in good working order with nice tight seals? Don't want to hang them bad enough to hurt the bike, but if it's no biggie, it would be great to get 'em stashed on the ceiling.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I don't see anything wrong with hanging them. I would probably hang them from the rear wheel though, you can hang them from both wheels but they will hang dow just far enough to be out of your normal line o sight which will allow you to crack your skull on them multiple times through their hanging career.

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    Hydro disk brakes?
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    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95803

    should solve the hydo problem, i havnt used this product but looks alright.

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    Mine have been hanging from both wheels for 3 years now. No issues other than crackin' my skull every now and then as AZS points out.
    Why would I need more than one gear?
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    My Fox F100 rebound is squishy until I cycle it a few times rightside up. I heard that this fork prefers to be stored this way. My 2 centavos.

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    Muchos grassyass. Sounds like I'm okay.

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    The forks may leak oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brilog
    My Fox F100 rebound is squishy until I cycle it a few times rightside up. I heard that this fork prefers to be stored this way. My 2 centavos.

    Once the majority of the oil moves back to the bottom of the fork it goes back to normal.

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    you might have to cycle the fork a few times to get oil back into the damper circuit(s).

    I use one of these for my wifes bike. It hangs it from the bars and seat and you can pull it all the way up to the ceiling.

    http://www.amazon.com/RAD-Cycle-Prod...8501654&sr=8-1

    I mounted the brackets to a 1x4 the appropriate length, then mounted that to the ceiling joists. It's cheap and actually works very well. I give the bike a bit of a lift as I hoist it up......it probably weighs 35lbs.

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